Gua Sha (Scraping) Therapy: Revitalize with Ancient Healing Wisdom

What is Gua Sha (Scraping) Therapy?

GuaSha, or scraping therapy, is a traditional healing technique rooted in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). It involves using a tool to scrape or rub the skin to promote blood circulation, release tension, and stimulate the body’s natural healing processes.


How Does It Work?

During a Gua Sha session, a smooth-edged tool is applied to the skin with gentle scraping movements. Gua Sha is often performed with a natural skin-friendly oil as a base. This technique promotes microcirculation, reduces inflammation, and encourages the flow of Qi, fostering overall well-being. Gua Sha produces petechiae or redness from the scraping, which normally go away in a few days.

Why Choose GuaSha Therapy? (Benefits)

  • Pain Relief: Alleviates muscle and joint pain, promoting relief from discomfort.
  • Detoxification: Enhances the body’s detoxification processes for improved health.
  • Skin Rejuvenation: Stimulates circulation, contributing to a radiant and healthy
  • Stress Reduction: Promotes relaxation and reduces stress levels.

Unique Features:

Personalized Treatment Plan: Tailored to individual health needs, ensuring a targeted
and effective approach.

Who Should Choose This Treatment?

GuaSha therapy is suitable for individuals seeking relief from muscle pain, tension, and stress.  It is particularly beneficial for those with chronic pain conditions, individuals looking to enhance their skin health, and those interested in a natural and rejuvenating therapy.

GuaSha can be used on the face, and often used in conjunction with facial acupuncture. Its purpose is to promote blood circulation, reduce puffiness, and stimulate lymphatic drainage.  This Facial GuaSha technique is believed to enhance skin health, improve complexion, and provide a natural, non-invasive approach to facial rejuvenation.


Gua Sha can be used independently, and it is often combined with acupuncture to enhance therapeutic effects.

Check out the video below!  This is how Gua Sha is performed in our office.

You may book an appointment with an acupuncturist for an initial assessment to help determine the most suitable treatment for you.

To Book an Appointment with Christine call 604-731-7319 or Book Online